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August 25, 2015
Shop Talk: Trike Weight

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “how much does that thing weigh?” or “how much can you carry?”. Sometimes a person will offer a guess, but most of the time our trike’s huge girth will make even a rough estimate difficult. Although appearing bicycle-like, our trikes are actually much heavier and carry […]

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September 8, 2014
Thoughts from a new B-Line rider

The last month has been one of confusion, panic, sore muscles, frigid fingers, sweat, and overall exhilaration—my first month delivering for B-line.  I knew when I accepted the job that I would be mentally and physically challenged.  As I sit here now, thinking about tomorrow’s deliveries, I must consider the possibility that it will be […]

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August 18, 2014
From the BBC: Cargo bikes, built for the short haul

"In Portland, Oregon, entrepreneur Franklin Jones has embraced the future of urban transport. Never mind that the future closely resembles early 20th-Century Britain. Jones, the owner of B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, uses the same technology relied on by postal carriers in Victorian England, or by Good Humor ice cream vendors in postwar America..." The BBC […]

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February 20, 2014
Purpose Podcast with Ted Sarvata

Franklin Jones recently sat down with Ted Sarvata to discuss all things B-line. Listen here and enjoy!

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January 7, 2014
B-corp's in Oregon

The Oregon State Department now recognizes Benefit Corporations, like B-line, and the good work done by these companies, which have a triple bottom-line business model that focuses on social justice and environmental protection. Highlighted here in a recent news report by KATU News.

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January 7, 2014
Bhakti Chai

Bhakti Chai is a fellow B-Corp that specializes in brewing a delicious chai beverage that infuses fresh-pressed organic ginger and fiery spices into Fair Trade Certified black tea or coffee. The bottled icey chai is a low-fat, gluten free and dairy free drink. They also offer a decadent Chai chip ice cream and different blends of Chai […]

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December 31, 2013
A Rider's Exit and Experience

The New Year is often a time for reflection on what has come to pass in the previous. This past year was just as eventful as any at B-Line; with press from Time magazine as well as an article in the New York Times SundayEdition, lots of fresh faces, additional delivery partnerships and continued growth. Working for B-Line has […]

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October 29, 2013
Bogs Footwear

Bogs has a great selection of footwear for all seasons. Each designed with waterproof and slip resistant technology along with a comfortable insole for airflow and temperature control. Some boots have even more features for industrial or other outdoor purposes. Check out their website for all the cool, functional styles and get a pair for yourself!  

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October 22, 2013
Franklin Jones on The Sprocket Podcast Part II

Back for round two Franklin joins the guys, Brock and Aaron, over at the Sprocket Podcast to chat about B-line being featured in the NY Times and in a Time Magazine article. They also discuss touring the world by bike. This conversation can't be missed so click here to listen to Episode 154 of The Sprocket Podcast.

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October 8, 2013
Last Mile Freight Delivery by Bike/Trike

Check out these two interesting articles from that further show how times are changing when it comes to getting goods into a city in a sustainable way. More than 50% of city freight could shift from truck to bike Cargo bikes cut cars and trucks from local deliveries

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